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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 27, 2010 1:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

I never tire of El Paso, especially a good dancing Jerry guitar version from 72-74, but, y'know, you can always skip, you're not under an obligation...

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jan 27, 2010 1:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

" but, y'know, you can always skip, you're not under an obligation... "

rob, you're telling me I didn't have to be listening to Samba in the Rain all this time? actually bad example I almost never listen to 92-95, so then I can skip around and around?

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 27, 2010 2:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

It's a great big Grateful Dead grocery store - you can fill your cart with whatever takes your fancy, from a full cream Dark Star to a light but tasty Bertha - but do remember that the Mydland range should only be consumed under strict medical supervision...

So how are you doing you wild northlander? Long time no speak.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jan 27, 2010 2:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

doin well Rob. Looking forward to a kid free weekend getaway I just booked for me and my sweetie! Cozie cabin with hot tub down in the quaint bohemian ski town of Girdwood. We don't ski but that's besides the point.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 27, 2010 2:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

Hey, hope you have a great time, John - sounds like you will. I don't ski either - one and only time I tried I couldn't believe that my arms and legs could move in so many different directions all at once. Somebody told me I handled a ski pole like Joe Cocker with a mic stand...

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jan 27, 2010 3:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

Thanks Rob. Looking forward to it. Nothing better than a romantic getaway with the one you love.

i lived in Colorado many years and only went once. My damn " friends" assured me they would teach me so what do they do? drag me up an intermediate and above slope with boots that left me with a blister as wide and deep as a nikel. And before I walked down the hill i literally wound up a pretzel.
Never again! but i did enjoy the bar.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 27, 2010 3:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

Hey...wait a minute...WTF? "Nothing better than a romantic getaway with the one you love."

You do know HE's MY limo driver!?

These skiing excusrions are ALWAYS an excuse, IMHO, for...you know...something altogether different.

Just watch Pink Panther/Shot in the Dark if you want to know more...

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jan 27, 2010 3:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

" These skiing excusrions are ALWAYS an excuse, IMHO, for...you know...something altogether different."

you've got that right my friend. I don't even own a pair of skiis

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jan 27, 2010 3:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

hey tell. You just reminded me - guess what show I FINALLY got a CD copy to replace my old cassette? I'll give you a hint - your all time favorite

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Jan 27, 2010 8:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

I know, I know!

While Tell gives this a 111 on the "Hucker Scale", jboy, with the more discriminating ear, could not go above 3 2/5 stars. I think it was the Touch and Ease Me In bookends of the first set that made William the fly in the web.


Reviewer: jboyaquar - - November 14, 2005
Subject: DSO played this show for me at the El Rey a few years back
In honor of Eddie Guerrero

1st Set: "Touch" is an appropriate opener, considering the circumstances, and managed to allow me to crack a smile. "Walkin" has several moments of dynamic interplay between the guitars. "Candyman" is effectively somber. "Queen" allows a redemptive slice admist the misery. Why can't they allow for more "Losers" in the 'Ship' slot considering the depth of feeling and sense of loss inherent in its performance. "All Over Now" is a good country-rock skiffle."Far From Me" is fine. After a three minute 'technical?' break, we continue with a hopefully (Eddie) reincarnated very fine version of "Cassidy." The set ends with a perky "Ease."

2nd Set: About 45 seconds of "Mississippi" have been exempted from this boradcast. It's a magnificent version that really shines during the soaring outro. Wow, Jerry's on fire with his instrument...it's as if he's helping carry the load of Eddie's soul up to heaven. "Terrapin" is delightful although Jerry's voice sounds thin. "Drums/Space" pass by without much noteworthy happenings. Bobby's attempt to cheese out "truckin" is not appreciated considering the vitality of Jerry's playing. 'livin on red's, red's and all kinds of shit' The outro jam segues very nicely into a "Miracle" that keeps the high energy flowing. It's not the structure or how 'August's' ("Wharf") story is told, rather it's Jerry's instrument which has been connected 'upwards' all night. Again, the segue is effortless as we're hoping all can "Turn on Your Lovelite." It's relatively short but undenibaly climactic as they headed into the final turn.
Tonight's encore selection is of the "Come with us, ladies and gentlemen down to the 'River' with the Goodness(??)" I'm already thinking about Eddie's pallbeareres, his closest friends, mourning at his funeral...

3 2/5th stars

http://www.archive.org/details/gd88-03-24.sbd.willy.15127.sbeok.shnf

Enjoy,
TOOTMO

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 27, 2010 9:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

Well, this is actually a tough one...I have to think of the one you think is my all time fav.

To be honest, I am not sure...I know elb and jgl would say "12-29-68"; but Arb might go with "10-12-68"; and Miss D would pick "9-19-70"...

So, you gotta tell me: which show have I bored the bejeebers out of you with? "8-6-71"?

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jan 27, 2010 10:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

9-19-70 is te show i was referring to. am i right?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 28, 2010 5:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

Ah--yep, that would be the one I have blathered on about the most the last six months or so for sure...and, in fact, one that I always mention because of the DS; I think I sent Miss D five diff versions of that show a while back! I am thinking of becoming "techno competent" so I can make a "Matrix Tell" in which my voice is superimposed saying cool things like "Saint Stephen!" in a high Marmaduke (sarcastic) voice, and maybe I'd comment when "Pig and Phil speak" unless it'd really piss off GoP...

So, yeah--I'd be geeky proud to have you think that of me.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jan 27, 2010 5:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

Do people think of Bertha as light? I love that song.

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Jan 27, 2010 7:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

The Bertha's of 1971 were most definitely not light! Jerry's Les Paul tone was often quite thick and overdriven in early 1971 prior to Keith's arrival. Compare for example, 8-6-71 during which he was using a Les Paul with the Gaelic Park show (the date slips my mind but its late summer), for which he was already employing the Stratocaster. You can really hear his tone become less chunky and more precise, taking up much less "room" in the overall mix of the band in preparation for the addition of a piano player.

Jerry's tone was super clean in the Wall of Sound era and the Bertha's from that time period are resultantly much lighter in sound.

To answer your original question, I definitely listen to way too much Grateful Dead :) On occasion, I just can't listen to the band at all for a day or two. When travelling away from home and/or visiting friends and family, I also end up taking a few days break and then I get a serious jones to hear some jams. It's always sweeter after a little separation... distance makes the heart grow fonder :)

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Poster: high flow Date: Jan 27, 2010 4:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD? Top 10 reasons it's better at home

#10 You get to skip Samba In the Rain
#9 You never lose your lighter

C'mon, get creative. Join in. A new sort of top 10.

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Poster: waynecs Date: Jan 28, 2010 1:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD? Top 10 reasons it's better at home

#5 Plain non-heady grilled cheese

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Poster: high flow Date: Jan 27, 2010 7:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD? Top 10 reasons it's better at home

#8 No Hippie Stank
#7 No Puke Boots

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Jan 27, 2010 8:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD? Top 10 reasons it's better at home

#6 No standing in line for beer; your kids can go fetch you one.

TOOTMO

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Poster: high flow Date: Jan 28, 2010 12:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD? Top 10 reasons it's better at home

#4 The Couch

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Poster: Edsel Date: Jan 28, 2010 1:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD? Top 10 reasons it's better at home

#3 A cop never walks up behind you, and taps on your shoulder.

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Jan 28, 2010 7:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD? Top 10 reasons it's better at home

"#3 A cop never walks up behind you, and taps on your shoulder."

Edsel,
I like your quote. In the spirit of accuracy, I think your missing a word at the end: "hopefully".

TOOTMO

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Jan 27, 2010 2:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

i admit i definitely listen to too much dead. but i couldn't not listen to the dead, that make any sense?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 27, 2010 2:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

Yup.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 27, 2010 2:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

That's going to screw up your average word score...

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 27, 2010 2:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

Quality. Not quantity. That's what I tell all my girls.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 27, 2010 2:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

It ain't the meat it's the motion
That makes your daddy wanna rock
It ain't the meat it's the motion
It's the movement it isn't the stock

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 27, 2010 3:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is it possible to listen to too much GD?

You got that right...my stock is way down these days. So small it's...well, it's a shame, anyhow...just don't tell Miss D bout the shape of my portfolio.